The Lenovo name is familiar to us in the business computing world, but how do they fare with gaming laptops?
Out of the box, the laptop felt great, and it looked promising, build quality is reliable.
It’s powered by an Intel Core i7 8750 hex core, and our particular unit is equipped with the 16 gigabytes of a ddr4 ram, and 512 gigabytes of PCIe solid-state drive.
The display panel is Full 1080p 144 Hertz IPS panel, and it is powered by NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 with the six gigabytes of memory onboard.
Lenovo Legion Y7000 Gaming Laptop
The 1080p screen has gorgeous colors, they’re bright and vibrant, and with 144 Hertz in gaming, everything is just buttery smooth, so the display is a big plus.
At the front of the laptop, there is no input-output, on the right-hand side, you have USB 3.1, on the left-hand side you also have USB 3.1, and audio combo port.
External Microphone Support
The USB ports on either side come in very handy in case you have a USB microphone, on the backside of the laptop, you have a USB type-c 3.1, it is not Thunderbolt 3 however, mini display port, another USB 3.1, full HDMI 2.0, and a Gigabit Ethernet power adapter.
The Y7000 has one gigantic massive center hinge, and it does have quite a bit of flex.
One of the drawbacks of this laptop is the abundant use of plastic; there is no brushed aluminum; there is no metal part as far as the exterior is concerned.
In terms of thermal management, that’s where this laptop somewhat falls flat for us right out of the box.
In terms of streaming, because of the onboard Nvidia 1060, it blows through the majority of the commercially available games today.
The speakers are bottom front-firing, and because of that the audio is pretty good, we do not hear a lot of exaggerated basses or high squealing treble, so audio is respectable.
The keyboard has keys that are very similar to each other; there is enough travel and a lot more than what you’re going to find on Apple laptops, so the typing is comfortable.
The trackpad does the job nothing to write home about; there is a rubberized plastic texture on the palm rest, which if you’re a longtime Lenovo ThinkPad user, will feel familiar to you.
The Lenovo has a quarter-inch bezel all around except the bottom, and the webcam is unfortunately positioned right there; therefore, it is a chin cam.
The Wi-Fi performance is just blistering fast, it’s an AC, but the range is good, and the throughput is excellent.
The Lenovo Y7000 is an excellent laptop for streaming, the position of the IO ports makes it ideal for streamers with lots of gear, like microphone and webcam, and mouse.